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Director, Corporate Education Strategic Academic Partnerships

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Grad & Professional Studies
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and grade/range
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General Summary of Position:

The Director, Corporate Education Strategic Academic Partnerships is the primary strategic account manager for major CAP / SAP partners with lead responsibility for account planning and performance for lead partners, ongoing identification of emerging academic programming & workforce development opportunities across partner base and advocacy & visibility of lead academic partners across UMass Lowell campus (i.e., “connect the dots”).  Core role focused on the identification, development, expansion and overall management of corporate academic partnerships with a focus on maximizing enrollments, revenue, profit and strategic positioning for UMass Lowell’s full portfolio of for-credit and non-credit academic offerings.  Expectation of 75% external focus and 25% internal UMass Lowell focus.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Master’s degree and 5 - 7 years of relevant experience in corporate academic partnerships in higher education or related field, or bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 10+ years of relevant experience in corporate academic partnerships in higher education or related field.
  • Experience working with diverse populations required
  • Strong process management and data analysis skills including detail orientation, organizational skills, data interpretation and the ability to understand the big picture required
  • Strong interpersonal, communications, presentation and customer service skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software suite (e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is required
  • Familiarity with Salesforce and / or other CRM desired
  • Ability to work in a team environment and communicate / collaborate across various internal and external organization
  • Ability to interface with all levels of management in corporate, academic, non-profit and public settings
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license and clean driving record

Additional Considerations:

  • Must be a self-motivated and driven individual
  • Ability to project a professional departmental image when interacting with others in person, or by e-mail or telephone
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must have the ability to plan and organize with exceptional attention to detail
  • Flexibility to travel, the majority of which will be regional in scope
  • Weekend and evening work will occasionally be necessary

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only Internal Professional (SEIU 888 Professional Union) Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period. 

This is an SEIU 888 Professional Union position, Grade P21.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.  

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process. 


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